Maintaining your recovery is a lifelong process that will challenge you spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Make sure you take time to laugh, play, and celebrate your successes. Laughter helps break tension and stress. It can help you maintain a healthy mental outlook and enjoy the ongoing journey of recovery. Laughter can also help you celebrate recovery and remind you how grateful you are for sobriety and for the priceless camaraderie of other people in Twelve Step programs.